The D.I.Y. Competition is your chance to teach the world whatever you want! "D.I.Y." stands for "Do It Yourself"--what you're doing is creating a tool that will teach others how to do something that you already know how to do. This tool can be almost anything--read on for suggestions and examples.
Greetings Squad members! Here it is, the moment we’ve all been waiting for: it’s time to announce the March MicroProject Winners! Last month's challenge, Hack to the Future, was to show us what the front page of the New York Times in the year 2112 will look like using Mozilla's X-Ray Goggles!! We had some great submissions this month!
Our Grand Prize
We want to give a huge round of MOUSE Squad applause to dhassan188 from the Digi-Sharks in New York, New York, who earned the MicroProject Badge this month. Besides the badge dhassan188 also earned a $60 gift card to Best Buy for his squad! This project not only predicted the future of the world but the future of MOUSE Squad too! From the hilarity of New New New Zealand and Galactic Ants to serious issues like a teleporter crash and colonizing moons of Saturday, this was our favorite view of the future.
Our First Runner Up
Winner of the runner up award and receiving a Papertronics Lunar Module is nickthemacman from Bayside STEM in San Mateo, CA. This project wowed us with the fierce competition between Microsoft, Apple and Google, as well as concerns over the ownership of planets and the success of a student's comic strip. We can tell that this is the future designed by someone who loves technology!
Our Second Runner Up
Winner of the runner up and also receiving a Papertronics Lunar Module is maxP from Wagner Middle School in New York, New York. MaxP created a world where AIDS is cured, the moon has been colonized and Nyan Cats fly through the sky. We were impressed that maxP brought up controversial issues like politics and religion, which we're sure won't be solved even by 2112. We love that they used a .Gif on the front page too!
Our first honorable mention goes to asingh from the Tech-Stars in Queens, NY. This vision of the world is very inspired by Apple products, including a new form of money that is holographic, the ghost of Steve Jobs and something called an iBoard.
Check out their project here!
Thank you for participating!
It's always such a difficult decision voting on submissions and awarding these prizes. Thank you to Coordinators and students who participated and submitted such awesome projects! We are looking forward to seeing many more of them in the future. Be sure to check out our The DIY Project next month!
GAMES + PIZZA = WIN
PlayTech Saturday is back, and you're invited! Come on out to Parsons the New School for Design to play brand-new games designed by Parsons students and eat free pizza! What kind of games, you ask? Well, all kinds! At past PlayTech Saturdays we've seen everything from video games to board games to card games to cool interactive digital instruments. AND you get to meet the people who make all this awesome stuff, and ask them whatever you want!
Sounds awesome, right? So...
- WHEN: Saturday, April 13 - pizza is served at 1pm, and the event goes from 1-3pm
- WHERE: 6 E. 16th Street, between 5th Avenue and Broadway - 12th floor lab (see a map here)
- SIGN UP: Click here to sign up! Space is limited and you must register in advance!
- COORDINATORS: Please make sure your students have submitted this permission slip.
- WHAT ELSE? MOUSE will also provide free roundtrip MetroCards for all MOUSE Squad students who attend!